The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Completely Revised and Updated 8th Edition

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 13, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 576 pages
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The long-awaited revised edition!
 
It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling guide has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information—from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk. With all-new photos and illustrations, this ultimate support bible offers
 
• real-mom wisdom on breastfeeding comfortably—from avoiding sore nipples to simply enjoying the amazing bonding experience
• new insights into old approaches toward latching and attaching, ages and stages, and answers to the most-asked questions
• strategies for moms who choose to breastfeed for a short time or who plan to nurse for a year or more 
• reassuring information on nursing after a C-section or delivery complications
• recent scientific data that highlight the many lifelong health benefits of breastfeeding
• helpful tips for building your support network—at home or when back at work
• nursing special-needs infants, premies, multiples, and how to thrive no matter what curveball life throws
• guidance on breast health issues, weight gain, day care, colic, postpartum depression, food allergies, and medications
 
Plus—Internet references for further information, including La Leche League support sites and groups.
 
Mothers bringing babies into a new world want sustainable, healthy, positive ways to help their children blossom and thrive. There is no better beginning for your baby than the womanly art of breastfeeding.
 

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User Review  - Laura - Target

Wonderful book, everything you need to know to help make informed decisions on breastfeeding and birth. Read full review

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User Review  - Marie - Goodreads

I love this reference book. It's really well-written and organized so that you can read chunks of info at a time, which is of course perfect for sleep-deprived new moms like myself. And not only is it informational, it is also encouraging without being fanatical. Read full review

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Contents

one Nesting
3
Two Building Your Network
27
THREE Birth
39
Four Latching and Attaching
62
Hello Baby
85
six The First Two Weeks Milk
104
seven Two to Six Weeks Butterfly Smiles
131
EIGHT Six Weeks to Four Months Hitting Your Stride
150
seveNTEEN Alternate Routes
339
EIGHTEEN Tech Support
374
Breast Lumps
380
Fertility Treatments During Breastfeeding
388
Hypothermia
394
Medications and Breastfeeding
400
Nipple Shields
406
Piercings
412

NINE Four to Nine Months In the Zone
172
TEN Nine to Eighteen Months On the Move
189
ELEven Nursing Toddlers and Beyond Moving On
201
Twelve Sleeping Like a Baby
221
THIRTEEN The Scoop on Solids
245
FourTEEN When You Cant Be with Your Baby
263
FIETEEN Milk to Go
291
sixTEEN Everybody Weans
313
Supplementation
420
Tattoos
426
La Leche League Resources
435
Twenty TearSheet Toolkit
447
Storing Milk for Your Healthy Full Term Infant
489
Picture Credits
536
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Since 1955, when La Leche League started in the Chicago suburbs with seven women intent on spreading information about the benefits of breastfeeding, it has grown into the leading breastfeeding advocacy organization in the world. La Leche League International regularly holds seminars and workshops for health-care professionals and parents, and publishes more than twenty books on child care.

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